Corner Darling Street East and West Street‚ Woodend

The former Haley’s Bakery, built in 1875, is now home to one of Ipswich premier dining experiences, the Bakehouse Steakhouse restaurant.

Owners Nick, Alastair and Chris Stevenson gave the site a completely transformative contemporary make-over while keeping its heritage bones intact. The original oven can still be seen in the restaurant. The result is a modern yet character-filled restaurant and bar with private dining room and a large outdoor area at the back, perfect for kicking back on sunny afternoons with a mojito.

The family has a background in the meat industry, running Gillies Small Goods at Redcliffe and Collins Wholesale Meats at Lowood, and the emphasis here is one steak. Chef Josh Lawson and his team handle the different steak cuts with expert care, serving them with fries and a green salad, with a variety of sides available.

The bar is well stocked and cocktails are also a specialty. Watch the Facebook page for upcoming events and special nights like T-Bone Tuesday and Wagyu Wednesday which have proven a great hit with Ipswich diners.

Bakehouse Steakhouse is open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday and for dinner Tuesday-Saturday. Bookings and walk-ins accepted.

  • Alfresco/Outdoor Dining
  • Bar
  • Non Smoking
  • Private Dining Area
  • Suitable for Functions

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Recent Reviews


Dec 2020

Highly recommend

Service was excellent. Food and cocktails were excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant to others. more »

Peter S

Nov 2020

Great steaks and endless shoestring fries!

Just a spur of the moment visit whilst staying in Ipswich for the night. Bar was well stocked with lots of interesting things on tap, service for very accommodating and the meals were excellent... more »

Peter C

Aug 2020

Good steak, but can improve

Heard some good things about the Bakehouse Steakhouse so went along on a Sunday night to give it a try. Heard that they secure the best steak from a local abattoir and the quality lived up to that... more »


Aug 2020


Having heard good reviews, booked for our anniversary 45 minute wait for food and water to be served Steaks overcooked, ordered medium rare, recived medium to well done Steaks and sauce were cold... more »


Aug 2020

Awesome restaurant both food and staff.

Great restaurant, fantastic steak, wonderful deserts. We had a 60th birthday celebration and couldn’t be better. Staff were friendly and so accommodating, food exceptional, atmosphere perfect. Could... more »